OnTRAC Research

Ontario Train Autonomy Collaboration (OnTRAC) Project

We are very pleased to announce that our lab will participate in Ontario Train Autonomy Collaboration (OnTRAC) Project (April 2019 – March 2021) through the OCE/AVIN Stream 2 Program. The OnTRAC project is to develop and demonstrate a prototype system of a high-performance Obstacle Detection, Classification and Tracking (ODCT) solution to support the Autonomous Vehicle Recovery capability of Level 1 (LoRA1) trains. A total of $2.6M project is supported by Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network – AV R&D Partnership Fund – Stream 2 which is administrated by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE). The project collaborators are Thales Canada Inc., TrackGen Solutions Inc. and Neptec Technologies Corp. York University is leading to develop deep learning algorithms for object detection using cameras and LiDAR point clouds.